Jun 24, 2019
Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 25
PA The NHS is to open its first clinic for young gambling addicts. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will aim to offer support to people aged 13 to 25. The parents of one young man who took his own life after battling with a gambling addiction also welcomed the announcement. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, founder and director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, said: "Gambling disorder is a destructive condition which doesn't discriminate. It wrecks lives, pulls families into debt and can leave people feeling suicidal." "Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:"I have seen first-hand the devastating impact gambling addiction can have on people's lives and I am determined to do everything I can to help anyone affected get the help and support they need.
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